Present tense for the future
There are several ways of talking about the future in English. One way is to use ‘will’. However, this article shows how we use the present tense for the future. First we shall look at how we form the present tenses.
The present tenses in English are the present continuous:
I am doing
You are doing
He/she/it is doing
We/they/you are doing
And the present simple:
We use the present continuous for things we have decided to do in the future and for things we have arranged to do in the future. Continue reading Present tense for the future: Learn English Grammar
Questions with do
In this article we look at two ways of asking questions with do. They are sometimes called ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ questions. We use the present tense when using the auxiliary verb ‘do’. We can use do to ask questions about the present and the past. However, the main verb in the sentence is always in the present tense except when using ‘did’ as a question tag. See below:
Examples of using ‘do’
The first puts ‘do’ at the beginning of the sentence, for example:
Do you like sports?
and the second put ‘do’ at the end of the sentence, for example:
You like sports, don’t you?
Did you like the film? (‘like’ is in the present tense here)
You liked the film, didn’t you? (‘like is in the past tense here)
Forming questions with do in the present:
Do/does + subject + infinitive
Do I want to go for a walk?
Do you like pizza?
Does she swim much?
Does your car go fast?
Do they play tennis?
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This post looks at the present perfect and when to use it. We ask the questions:
How do we form the present perfect?
The present perfect is the verb ‘have’
and the past participle, for example:
Subject has/have past participle
I have worked
You have worked
He/she/it has worked
We/they have worked
Some examples of regular verbs:
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We use the present simple when we want to talk about,
Things we do regularly/often
Things that are true/facts
To tell someone how to do something
To talk about timetables/schedules
When do we use the present simple and what does it look like?
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This article looks at the past simple. We use the past simple to talk about actions that have finished.
What does the past simple look like?
When do we use the past simple?
When I was twelve my family moved to a new house.
This sentence contains two past simple tense verbs.
Was – the past of the verb ‘to be’. This is an irregular verb. It does not follow rules.
Moved – the past of the verb ‘to move’. This is a regular verb. It follows the same rules as other regular verbs.
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This article looks at the present continuous. We use it to talk about something that is
happening at the time of speaking or
happening around the time of speaking
So what does the present continuous look like (it’s form) and when do we use it?
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